Pandemic accelerates trends, drives innovation, and creates opportunity across the seafood industry for 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in many ways. We are well-versed in the negatives, but it’s important to note that it’s also presented huge growth and innovation opportunities in markets across the world. The seafood industry is one of them.
The Norwegian Seafood Council’s (NSC) annual trend report, just launched, unveils the seafood trends that are emerging at speed thanks to the
Price increases deliver export record for Norwegian seafood in April 2022
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in April. This is an increase of NOK 2.8 billion, or 33 per cent, compared with April last year.
In the first four months of this year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 45.4 billion. This is a growth in export value of 25 per cent, or NOK 9.1 billion, measured against the first four months of 2021.
“Higher prices for our key species such as sal
Green recovery from pandemic must also mean blue
The theme for this year’s UN World Health Day on April 7 is Our Planet, Our Health, aiming to focus on opportunities for so called green and healthy recovery from the pandemic.
“The need to change our ways when it comes to how we treat ourselves and our planet is more pressing than ever. The food we put in our bodies, and how we want our food systems to work is a major part of this,” says Rena
Rapid growth in Norwegian seafood exports in the first quarter
Despite the tense global trade situation, the export value of Norwegian seafood has never been higher in a first quarter than in 2022. In the first three months of the year, Norway exported seafood worth NOK 34 billion. This is a growth in value of 22 per cent, or NOK 6.2 billion, measured against the first quarter last year.
“A strong global demand for Norwegian seafood yielded record export v
Robust growth for Norwegian seafood exports in February
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 11.3 billion in February. This is an increase of NOK 2.6 billion, or 30 per cent, compared with February last year.
“This is the highest value of Norwegian seafood exports ever registered in February. However, the war in Ukraine overshadows this. The dramatic situation affects us first and foremost strongly on the human level, but also affects the flow of seafo
Norwegian seafood exports to Ukraine, Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union
In connection with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Norwegian Seafood Council has received a number of inquiries about the consequences for Norwegian seafood exports to these countries. Here is a summary of key facts and figures.
Share of Norwegian seafood exports
Ukraine accounts for 1.8% of the total export value of Norwegian seafood. Norway exported seafood worth NOK 2.2 billion to Ukr
Renate Larsen resigns from Norwegian Seafood Council
After six years as CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council, Renate Larsen (46) has made the decision to resign. The decision was hers alone, and she will remain in position throughout her notice period.
“There´s no drama behind my decision. I have had six fantastic and exciting years with the Norwegian Seafood Council. I have had the privilege to work with a competent and adaptable organization th
Norwegian salmon is deforestation-free says new report
The Norwegian salmon farming industry has set a global example by supporting their suppliers of Brazilian soybeans – widely used in salmon feed – to become 100% deforestation- and conversion-free.
A newly published report, by an independent auditor in Brazil, states that the suppliers of Brazilian soybean to Norwegian salmon have accomplished their goal of a deforestation and conversion free s
A record start for seafood exports in 2022
Norway exported seafood worth NOK 10.3 billion in January. An increase of NOK 2.1 billion, or 26 per cent, compared with January last year.
"January this year gave the highest export value ever, and thus the strong trend continues from 2021. Despite challenges with the corona pandemic, prices for many of our products increased. It was also a January record in both value and volume for salmon",
The world’s highest quality cod is back in season!
Skrei, as Norway’s migratory cod is known, has reached the shores of Northern Norway after its epic 1,000km journey from the depths of the icy Barents Sea. This journey is what gives these cod the viking name skrei, which means “traveller”.
By the time it arrives in Norway, skrei is at its best, with succulent white flesh, wonderful texture, and a delicate flavour. It is eagerly awaited by chef
Record high Norwegian seafood exports in 2021
The last 12 months have been the best year ever for Norwegian seafood exports. Norway exported 3.1 million tonnes of seafood worth NOK 120.8 billion in 2021. This sets a record in both volume and value and represents the equivalent of 42 million seafood meals every single day of the year.
"2021 was another exciting export year for Norwegian seafood. We are in the very favourable position of ha
Spotlight needs to shine on seafood in the future of food debate
“How can seafood play a part of the solution if it is continuously forgotten about in the debate about sustainable food systems,” asks Renate Larsen, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Council.
For the fourth year in a row Norwegian aquaculture companies have topped the rankings of the world’s most sustainable protein production. The UN also points to seafood and specifically aquaculture as an import